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Public Services (Uniformed) BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Weston College

Course description

This study programme combines both academic study and the development of practical skills and knowledge. You will study a number of different units. The core units are: Government, policies and the public services, citizenship, diversity and the public services, leadership and teamwork in the public services, understanding discipline within the uniformed public services and fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services.

Course content

The specialist units are selected by the College and could include:

  • International institutions and human rights
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Planning and management of major incidents
  • Responding to emergency service incidents
  • Career planning for the public services.

This qualification will form part of a study programme, which includes exclusive access to the Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, tutorial support, employability and study skills. Maths and English is a fundamental element of this study programme. Skills in Maths and English will be embedded into your academic/ vocational learning. If you do not have a grade C in Maths and/or English you will attend a discrete GCSE or Functional Skills class as part of your weekly timetable.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A* to C (including Maths and English).


This qualification is assessed by exams and coursework, which includes projects, assignments, presentations and practical activities.

Future opportunities

Progress to:

An undergraduate study programme such as the Foundation Degree in Uniformed Services or Sport (Coaching), which are offered by Weston College.

Job/career opportunities:

A career in the Armed, Public or Emergency Services. There is a wide range of career paths that you can follow in the services that offer some of the most challenging and rewarding careers available.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston College directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2016

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